ME and Ophelia

Monday, July 14, 2003

Test May Take Mystery Out of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Report: Gene Is Linked To Condition

According to a report by Dr Larry Katzenstein, in Smithsonian magazine last December, the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found a gene that is linked to CFS and a simple blood test may be available in the next few years to detect it.

Meanwhile here in Britain, despite pleas to the government's Medical Research Council (MRC) from patients begging for urgent research into the physical causes of ME, the MRC still went ahead and awarded 2.6 millions of taxpayer's money to psychiatrists to conduct further research into Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET).

Thousands of severely affected ME patients in Britain have battled for years against these useless and expensive and damaging psychological therapies.

More on this subject at a later date.
# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 7/14/2003
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